With his classic Kevi office chair still going strong nearly 60 years later, it seemed time for a second look at architect Jørgen Rasmussen's sketches for stackable seating—and the 4-legged 2060 was the happy result. Other than its steel tubing legs in polished chrome finish or powder-coated in black, this version is a remake of his classic swivel chair from 1958 with the same supportive, comfortable seat and back.
Chair 2060 from Danish brand Engelbrechts is available with oak or walnut veneer seat or seat in black or white lacquer. Air version in PPGF (polypropylene with glass enforcement) plastic with small surface holes for ventilation and to assure a non-slip surface.
31" h x 21" w x 20" d (78.7x53.3x50.8cm)
Seat height: 18.5" (47cm)
Plastic, compression-molded veneer or lacquer; chrome
Founder Morten Engelbrecht found his bliss while working for a Copenhagen furniture store at age 17. He didn’t know it at first; he even tried twice to get into architecture school. “I realized that it was never going to happen,” he says, and in 1989 he started his own furniture company while still in his twenties. First as an importer of other European brands, Engelbrechts then developed into an international manufacturer, partnering with the likes of renowned Danish designers Erik Magnussen, Jørgen Rasmussen and Anders Hermansen.
“Simplicity, functionality, high comfort, the design must be useful,” Morten says as he ticks off the company’s priorities. “We don’t make small details just to make it look nice, that’s not how we work.” Creating timeless furniture is also how his company looks to the future. “Good design is sustainable, both in terms of the environment but also sustainable in terms of long-lasting products that you want to keep for a lifetime.”